(January 1973)

EC, 1952 Series
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Volume:
1
Price:
0.40 USD
Pages:
52
Indicia frequency:
monthly except for February, May, August and November
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
E.C. Publications, Inc.
Editing:
Al Feldstein
Color:
color (#1-23, later issues); color cover with black & white interior (#24 - ?)
Dimensions:
standard Golden Age US (#1-23); magazine size (#24 onward)
Paper Stock:
glossy cover
Binding:
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
ongoing series

Issue Notes

Parts of this issue are reprinted:

In This Issue: Fiddler Made a Goof (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Norman Mingo (signed)
Inks:
Norman Mingo (signed)
Colors:
Norman Mingo (signed)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Alfred E. Neuman

Christmas Greedings (Table of Contents)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Al Jaffee
Pencils:
Bob Clarke
Inks:
Bob Clarke
Colors:
Bob Clarke
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Santa Claus; Satan
Synopsis:
How commercialism is perverting the Christmas season.

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover.

Haunted By the Ghost of Christmas Presents? (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Antenna on the Roof (Table of Contents)

Fiddler Made a Goof Dept. / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
Frank Jacobs
Pencils:
Mort Drucker (signed)
Inks:
Mort Drucker (signed)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Zero Mostel [as Mr. Buckchaser]; Estelle Parsons [as Mrs. Buckchaser]; Pamela Rogers [as Shiela Buckchaser]; Katharine Ross [as Nancy Buckchaser]; Woody Allen [as Harvey]; Topol [as Tevye]
Synopsis:
The musical "Fiddler on the Roof" is updated to contemporary times and transplanted into American suburbia.
Reprints:

Realistic Mad Model Car Kits (Table of Contents)

Plashtick Dept. / photo story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Dave Gantz
Pencils:
Dave Gantz (photo)
Inks:
Dave Gantz (photo)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
Model cars that realistically reflect modern cars and driving.

Drawn Out Dramas (Table of Contents)

Marginal Thinking Dept. / cartoon / pages (report information)

Script:
Sergio Aragones
Pencils:
Sergio Aragones
Inks:
Sergio Aragones

Genre:
humor

Indexer Notes

Cartoons drawn into the margins of random pages.

A Mad Peek Behind the Scenes in a Department Store at Christmastime (Table of Contents)

Inside-Ouch Dept. / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
Dick DeBartolo
Pencils:
George Woodbridge
Inks:
George Woodbridge
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Synopsis:
Examples of the chaos and mass commercialism rampant in a modern department store.
Reprints:

You Know You Really Have a Problem When ... (Table of Contents)

Plight Gags Dept. / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Tom Koch
Pencils:
Bob Clarke
Inks:
Bob Clarke
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
Examples of signs that things might not be about to go your way.

Don Martin's Personal Experiences With New Power Tools For the Home Craftsman (Table of Contents)

There's No Tool Like an Old Tool Dept. / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
Don Martin
Pencils:
Don Martin (signed)
Inks:
Don Martin (signed)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
Examples of people mishandling power tools.
Reprints:

If Today's Celebrities Answered Virginia's Letter About Santa Claus (Table of Contents)

Ask a Stupid Question ... Dept. / text story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
Frank Jacobs
Letters:
?; typeset

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
Various celebrities respond in writing to the question "Is Santa Claus real?"
Reprints:

The Lighter Side of Week-ends (Table of Contents)

Berg's Eye View Dept. / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Dave Berg
Pencils:
Dave Berg
Inks:
Dave Berg
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
The antics of people celebrating the weekend.
Reprints:

Profitable Football News (Table of Contents)

Field Gold Dept. / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Frank Jacobs
Pencils:
Jack Davis
Inks:
Jack Davis
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Joe Namath; Fran Tarkenton
Synopsis:
A magazine that focuses on the monetary side of pro football.

Indexer Notes

Howard Cosell's face appears on a talking alarm clock found in the souvenir section of the magazine.

A Mad Look at Service Stations (Table of Contents)

Pump and Circumstance Dept. / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Don Edwing
Pencils:
Paul Coker Jr.
Inks:
Paul Coker Jr.
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
Silly situations associated with auto garages and gas stations.

The Mad Christmas Hate Book (Table of Contents)

Yule-O-Gee! Dept. / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
Al Jaffee
Pencils:
Al Jaffee
Inks:
Al Jaffee
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
Examples of things that spoil the Christmas season for people.
Reprints:

Spy Vs. Spy (Table of Contents)

Joke & Dagger Dept.; Spy Vs. Spy / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Antonio Prohias
Pencils:
Antonio Prohias (signed)
Inks:
Antonio Prohias (signed)

Genre:
humor
Characters:
The Black Spy; The White Spy
Synopsis:
The Black Spy disguises a vampire bat as a butterfly so it can infiltrate the White Spy's home.

Clodumbo (Table of Contents)

Knifin' Falk Dept. / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
Lou Silverstone
Pencils:
Angelo Torres (signed)
Inks:
Angelo Torres (signed)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody
Characters:
Peter Falk [as Lt. Clodumbo]; Robert Culp [as Dr. Robert Culpable]; Basil Rathbone [as Sherlock Holmes]; Nigel Bruce [as Dr. John Watson]; Sidney Toler [as Charlie Chan]; Sen Yung [as Jimmy Chan]; Mickey Spillane [as Mike Hammer]
Synopsis:
Parody of the TV show "Columbo"; a police detective solves crimes by being a general pest and driving suspects into confessing out of self-defense.
Reprints:

Visiting Day (Table of Contents)

Mother Load Dept. / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Sergio Aragones
Pencils:
Sergio Aragones
Inks:
Sergio Aragones
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
A mother has a surprise for her son, whom she is visiting in prison.

What Special Gift Is Still in Short Supply This Year? (Table of Contents)

Mad Fold-In / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Al Jaffee
Pencils:
Al Jaffee (signed)
Inks:
Al Jaffee (signed)
Colors:
Al Jaffee
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
Christmas gives us everything we want, but not what we need.

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover.

Mad Salutes the Modern Christmas Spirit (Table of Contents)

illustration / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Irving Schild (photo)
Inks:
Irving Schild (photo)
Colors:
Irving Schild (photo)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
A Christmas wreath is made of one and five dollar bills.

Indexer Notes

Back cover.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. In This Issue: Fiddler Made a Goof
  2. 1. Christmas Greedings
  3. 2. Haunted By the Ghost of Christmas Presents?
  4. 3. Antenna on the Roof
    Fiddler Made a Goof Dept.
  5. 4. Realistic Mad Model Car Kits
    Plashtick Dept.
  6. 5. Drawn Out Dramas
    Marginal Thinking Dept.
  7. 6. A Mad Peek Behind the Scenes in a Department Store at Christmastime
    Inside-Ouch Dept.
  8. 7. You Know You Really Have a Problem When ...
    Plight Gags Dept.
  9. 8. Don Martin's Personal Experiences With New Power Tools For the Home Craftsman
    There's No Tool Like an Old Tool Dept.
  10. 9. If Today's Celebrities Answered Virginia's Letter About Santa Claus
    Ask a Stupid Question ... Dept.
  11. 10. The Lighter Side of Week-ends
    Berg's Eye View Dept.
  12. 11. Profitable Football News
    Field Gold Dept.
  13. 12. A Mad Look at Service Stations
    Pump and Circumstance Dept.
  14. 13. The Mad Christmas Hate Book
    Yule-O-Gee! Dept.
  15. 14. Spy Vs. Spy
    Joke & Dagger Dept.; Spy Vs. Spy
  16. 15. Clodumbo
    Knifin' Falk Dept.
  17. 16. Visiting Day
    Mother Load Dept.
  18. 17. What Special Gift Is Still in Short Supply This Year?
    Mad Fold-In
  19. 18. Mad Salutes the Modern Christmas Spirit
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Igor Dybzinski
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Terry Watkins
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Gregory Fischer
  • Karl Wilcox
  • Donald Dale Milne